How to block a number on iPhone with iOS 8 (and later)

How to block a number on iPhone with iOS 8 (and later)


How to block calls and block or filter messages on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

How to block a mobile number on the iPhone

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Today we will see together how to Block a number on the iPhone in a few simple steps.

Do you have friends who are a little too pushy? Is there an unknown number that keeps calling for some time and would you like to block it? Well, then in the right place.

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With today's guide, we will see how to block a mobile number on the iPhone taking advantage of the call blocking (and SMS) function offered by Apple. No additional program will be needed: just follow the simple steps explained below.

I assure you this guide to block calls and messages on iPhone very simple to use. Let's see how to proceed.

How to use call blocking on iPhone

If you don't want to receive calls, FaceTime calls or messages from certain people, you can add them to the list of blocked contacts. You can also filter iMessages from people who are not saved to your contacts.

Here are the steps you need to follow to block calls, messages and phone numbers on the iPhone.

Add a contact or phone number to the list of blocked contacts

You can add someone to the list of contacts blocked by the Phone, FaceTime, Contacts or Messages app:

  1. TapInfo iconnext to the contact or phone number you want to block. If you're in Messages, open the conversation and tap Details, then tapInfo icon.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the Info screen and tap Block contact.
  3. Touch Block contact.

View or edit the list of blocked contacts

You can view the contacts and phone numbers you've blocked from Settings in Phone, FaceTime or Messages:

  • Settings> Phone> Blocked
  • Settings> FaceTime> Blocked
  • Settings> Messages> Blocked

List of contacts blocked in Settings

From this screen, you can add multiple people to the list of blocked contacts or touch Edit to unblock some of them.

Filter iMessages from unknown senders

In iOS 8.3 and newer versions, you can filter iMessages from people who are not saved in your contacts. Go to Settings> Messages and activate Filter unknown senders. When you open Messages, you will see a new panel for unknown contacts.

When you activate this option, you will not receive notifications for iMessages from unknown senders.

Filter unknown senders option enabled Messages screen with Unknown panel

How to block a phone number on iPhone

Well, we concluded with this guide that explains how to get rid of the annoyers on the iPhone. All very simple and intuitive, can't you too?

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